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GLACIERS, WATERFALLS & GEYSERS 2006


4 days / 3 nights, Reykjavik - Skogar - Skaftafjell - Landmannalaugar - Geysir -

Gullfoss -Žingvellir National Park - Reykjavik


French / English
Mondays, May 01, 15* / June 12, 26,* / July 17 / August 07*, 21 / Sep 04,*, 18

Scandinavian / English
Mondays, May 29* / July 10, 24*

German / English
Mondays, May 08 *, 22 / June 05,19* / July 03, 31 / August 14*, 28 / Sep 11*, 25

 

 

We start by visiting Hveragerši, a horticultural center, where geothermal water is used to warm greenhouses. The main products are varying kinds of vegetables and flowers. We travel over fertile farmlands and sand flats by the glacial river Markarfljót, heading to Skógar. There we visit the local folk museum before continuing to Reynisfjall /Dyrhólaey promontory (closed during the nesting period until June 25th). Driving on to the vicinity of Vatnajökull glacier, we visit both the glacial lagoon and Skaftafell National Park, which was set aside in 1968 as one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty. At the glacial lagoon we take a boat trip among the floating icebergs. The tour follows the Fjallabaksleiš interior track to Landmannalaugar when road conditions permit. (Fjallabaksleiš track is not expected to be open until middle of June.) In Landmannalaugar is one of Iceland’s natural hot pools, where you can take a refreshing bath.

 


Day 1 Mon REYKJAVIK - SOUTH SHORE - KIRKJUĘJARKLAUSTUR (B, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning departure to Hveragerši, a horticultural centre, where geothermal water is used to warm up greenhouses with varying kinds of vegetables and flowers. From there, the drive takes us across fertile farmlands and the sand flats of Markarfljót river, across glacial rivers to Skógar for a visit to the local folk museum. On to Reynisfjall and Dyrhólaey (closed during the nesting period until June 25th), a natural reserve. The promontory there is a massive natural arch carved by the relentless pounding of the winds and surf, whose sounds provide an accompaniment to the cries of the countless thousands of seabirds which nest in its every crevice. Continue to Kirkjubęjarklaustur, former site of a 12th-century Catholic convent for overnight stay, for the next two nights.

 

 

Day 2 Tue SKAFTAFELL - GLACIAL LAGOON - JÖKULSĮRLÓN (B, D)
We drive from Kirkjubęjarklaustur to Skaftafell National Park. Established in 1968, this is one of Iceland's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, dominated by Vatnajökull Glacier, Europe's largest ice plateau. Continue to the Jökulsįrlón Glacial Lagoon where huge icebergs, broken off the ever-shifting mass of Breišamerkur-jökull Glacier, float and grind together in the still, deep waters of the lagoon, providing a surreal backdrop for a cruise with a difference. Overnight again at Kirkjubęjarklaustur area.

Day 3 Wed KIRKJUBAEJARKLAUSTUR - LANDMANNALAUGAR OR PÓRSMÖRK VALLEY (B, PL, D)
Get a taste of adventure! From Kirkjubęjarklaustur, the tour follows the Fjallabaksleiš interior track to Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaugar is a magnificent area surrounded by colourful rhyolite mountains where you have the option of bathing in a natural warm pool. From Landmannalaugar to Žjórsįrdalur valley through which Žjórsį, Iceland's longest river (240 km) flows. The valley is dominated by the celebrated volcano Hekla, which last interrupted in year 2000. Overnight at Flśšir.
If road to Landmannalaugar is closed due to road conditions (spring) we drive through lava fields and washed out sands formed by floods from the glacial volcano Katla on to the village Vķk, passing the two beautiful waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Gljśfrabśi. Then to Žórsmörk Valley, a picturesque site beneath glaciers. Overnight at Flśšir.



Day 4 Thu FLUDIR - GULLFOSS - ŽINGVELLIR - REYKJAVĶK (B)
Departure for the Geysir area to see the famous Great Geysir and Strokkur, a hot spring powerfully spouting every few minutes, as well as numerous other hot springs and boiling mud pools. We visit the Geocentre at Geysir, where volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, waterfalls and glaciers come alive. On to Gullfoss, one of Iceland's most impressive waterfalls. The next stop is Žingvellir National Park, where the ancient parliament met outdoors for centuries on the shores of Iceland's largest lake. Return to Reykjavķk in the afternoon. End of program.


 

 

 

 

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Departure Dates 2006

French / English, Mondays
May 01, 15* / June 12, 26,* / July 17 /

August 07*, 21 / Sep 04,*, 18

Scandinavian / English, Mondays
May 29* / July 10, 24*

German / English, Mondays
May 08 *, 22 / June 05,19* / July 03, 31 /

August 14*, 28 / Sep 11*, 25

 

* Guaranteed departures

 

Prices in US Dollars

Glaciers, Waterfalls & Geysers, 4 days

Prices May & Sept 

Per person in double room

 1,095

Single Supplement

 220

Prices June - Aug 

Per person in double room

 1,295

Single Supplement

 255

Included

  • 3 nights hotel, based on double room

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x lunch box

  • 3 x Dinners, 2-3 courses

  • Boat tour on the Glacial Lagoon (or riding tour in spring/autumn)

  • Entrance to Skógar Museum

  • Entrance to Geo-center at Geysir

  • Hotel taxes and service fees

Not Included

  • Airfare / Airport taxes

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Add-ons: Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Reykjavik

  • Blue Lagoon, including transfer to Keflavik Airport

  • Horse riding tour

  • Golf at Flušir

  • East Greenland Excursion, 1 - 3 days

  • Smyril Line Cruise to the Faroer Islands

Please note:

Maximum number for each departure is 35 passengers.

We reserve the right to alter routes without prior notice should the necessity arise due to road conditions. The highland tracks of Iceland are not expected to be open until the middle of June.
 

List of Hotels

Night 2 & 6

Nordica Hotel

Reykjavik / Iceland

Night 3 & 4

Kirkjubęjarklaustur / Iceland

Night 5

Flśšir / Iceland

 

 

 

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